High Performance Fibers
Up-Twisted & Plied Yarns
Twisting and plying is the very first step in customizing electrical insulating sleeving, braiding, winding and weaving packages. Due to the high demand, Varflex recently had to expand our Twist & Ply Facility to a second location on Success Drive in Rome.
At Twist & Ply, we have the capability to twist single or multiple strands of Fiberglass, Kevlar®, Basalt, Spectra, Nomex®, Polyester yarn, synthetic fibers or high performance fibers to a desired twist level. By combining multiple strands of yarn together, we create a balanced, multi-end yarn product having the desired diameter as well as increased tensile strength.
This process is done by taking a single-strand yarn composed of continuous, multi filament fibers that are turned in the "Z" (reverse) twist direction or in the opposite "S" (forward) direction.
We than take the twisted material and ply multiple ends together to create a balanced construction.
While Varflex expertise is working with Fiberglass we also work with many types of high performance yarn like Kevlar®, Basalt, Spectra, Nomex®, Polyester, just to name a few. Our Twisted & Plied Yarns are available for Braiding, Winding, Weaving & Matting packages.
Varflex does its own twisting, plying, yarn winding & braiding in addition to our coated and uncoated sleeving line. The expertise we have developed and honed since 1924 is available to customers who wish to supplement their own yarn/operations through the purchase of Twisted & Plied Yarns, Braider Packages and Uncoated Fiberglass Braid.